Saturday, June 3, 2017

Four UC Regent Appointments-Some cynical UC Regents appointments?


Updates below: this reaction: " UC Faculty Assoc. @uc_faculty"
"Governor Brown just named more political and financial elites to be UC Regents, contrary to article 9 section 9d"


See:https://www.gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=19822

"SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:

Maria Anguiano, 38, of Riverside, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. Anguiano has been chief financial officer at Minerva Project Inc. since 2017. She served as a vice chancellor of planning and budget for the University of California, Riverside from 2014 to 2017 and as chief of staff and director of strategic initiatives at the University of California, Office of the President from 2009 to 2014. Anguiano was an assistant vice president at Barclays Capital from 2006 to 2009 and a senior accountant at Deloitte from 2001 to 2004. Anguiano is treasurer of the Impact Fund Board of Directors and a member of the James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Anguiano is a Democrat.

Howard “Peter” Guber, 75, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. Guber has been chairman and chief executive officer at Mandalay Entertainment Group since 1995. He was chairman and chief executive officer at Sony Pictures Entertainment from 1989 to 1995, co-owner at Guber Peters Entertainment Company Incorporated from 1979 to 1983 and co-founder at Casablanca Records and Filmworks from 1975 to 1979. Guber was studio chief at Columbia Pictures from 1968 to 1975. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Guber earned Master of Laws and Juris Doctor degrees from the New York University School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Guber is registered without party preference.

Lark Park, 47, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. Park has been senior advisor to the Governor for policy in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. since 2015, where she served as a deputy legislative affairs secretary from 2011 to 2015. She was a consultant to the California State Senate’s Committee on Human Services from 2009 to 2011 and to the Committee on Health from 2005 to 2009. Park served as a legislative aide and consultant to State Senator Gloria Romero in 2005 and as legislative aide and press secretary to State Assemblymember Joe Simitian from 2002 to 2005. She was a staff writer at the Industry Standard from 2000 to 2001, editor of equity research at W.R. Hambrecht and Co. in 2000 and a staff reporter at Technologic Partners from 1998 to 2000. Park was a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton from 1995 to 1997 and served as a writer at the White House from 1994 to 1995. She earned a Master of Arts degree in English and American literature from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Park is a Democrat.

Ellen Tauscher, 65, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. Tauscher has been a strategic advisor at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, PC since 2012. She served as undersecretary of state for arms control and international security affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to 2012 and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 to 2009. She is chair of the Governor's Military Council and the eHealth, Inc. Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Edison International Board of Directors and SeaWorld Board of Directors. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Tauscher is a Democrat.

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Then see coverage:
http://www.dailycal.org/2017/06/02/gov-brown-appoint-new-members-board-regents/Gov. Jerry Brown appoints 4 new members to UC Board of Regents
And,
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Warrior-s-owner-among-new-UC-regents-appointed-11192628.php
And,

http://www.pe.com/2017/06/02/riverside-finance-expert-maria-anguiano-named-to-uc-board-of-regents/


Ties to Minerva project, --not a UC model?


The fin and consulting firms that pop up in existing UCOP senior management bios pop up once again
...And it has to be noted that some of those folks in recent years left in the middle of state audit (when it was their role to get UC through such audit processes) or in the middle of hundreds million or multi million projects that were coming in over budget and behind schedule... So that is something to remember of those folks, as we consider background, --Is being an undergrad Bear or Bruin now alum enough to brush away concerns?

Keep in mind the 'if we think we know what we are doing we're kidding ourselves' message from Blum on UC Regents recently too, so...

Anyway, back to this appointment, From archive
https://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/19622

"Anguiano is currently Interim Deputy Chief of Staff – Strategic Planning and Analysis at the University of California Office of the President. Prior to that, she served for four years as Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Initiatives in the office of UC’s Chief Financial Officer, Peter Taylor. "-- the same section of UCOP initiatives that gave UC campuses rollout of projects like UC PATH and other project launch origins...

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Then
From a bio blurb for another appointment to a position in 2015
https://www.gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=18831
Lark Park, 45, of Sacramento, has been appointed Senior Advisor for Policy in the Office of the Governor, where she has served as deputy legislative affairs secretary since 2011. Park was a consultant to the California State Senate Committee on Human Services from 2009 to 2011 and to the Committee on Health from 2005 to 2009. She served as a legislative aide and consultant to State Senator Gloria Romero in 2005 and as legislative aide and press secretary to State Assemblymember Joe Simitian from 2002 to 2005. Park was a staff writer at the Industry Standard from 2000 to 2001, editor of equity research at W.R. Hambrecht and Co. in 2000 and a staff reporter at Technologic Partners from 1998 to 2000. She was a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton from 1995 to 1997 and served as a writer at the White House from 1994 to 1995. Park earned a Master of Arts degree in English and American literature from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. ... Park is a Democrat.

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Then,

Is that a full professor being appointed UC Regent?: "He is a professor at the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television and the UCLA Anderson School of Management and an Entertainment and Media Analyst for Fox Business News."

-Apparently not a prof:http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2017/06/faculty-member-on-regents-not-so.html


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And on the fourth of the four,
Some might see it as a familiar face, typical appointment
Others may view it through the lens of
A pol that revolves to k st. Lobby? Then a regent?


-- Are these inspired picks? Could it've been , say, Oprah and Steyer, or others ? Or, all just power grabs from the usual UC segments?

Should the rules committee delay on confirming? Or is this the best that can be done under circumstances? Remember we are being told by UC Regents not many folks even wannabe or can be UC pres..
- but they don't tell us the real number on qualified applicants in the applicant pool when recruiting for those positions...
So,

Then"University of California Board of Regents Chair Monica Lozano and UC President Janet Napolitano today (June 2) welcomed Gov. Brown's four .. https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/uc-board-regents-chair-lozano-and-president-napolitano-welcome-four-new-board-appointees ."

And, pivot to/still a 'beyond CA' profile fixation attached to the important cause:

Napolitano: UC won’t back off on climate change efforts
http://news.berkeley.edu/2017/06/02/napolitano-uc-wont-back-off-on-climate-change-efforts/





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